Jul 19, Author’s Note. The Accidental Billionaires is a dramatic, narrative account based on dozens of interviews, hundreds of sources, and thousands. Aug 29, Answers by Ben Mezrich, New York Times Bestselling Author of Seven Wonders, Bringing Down the House, and the book that became The. The Accidental Billionaires has ratings and reviews. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich is a great book that I recommend to all young.

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Saverin clearly was far more emotional about their friendship and apparently grew jealous when Zuckerberg left Cambridge and gravitated toward Napster party boy Sean Parker in Palo Alto. This page was last edited on 8 Marchat I am still interested in what happens later on even though I know the book was written a while ago mezricchso there could have been limits in providing further information.

Anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur can enjoy this work. Refresh and try again. Of all the people surrounding Zuckerberg, Eduardo was the one mezriich was a genuine friend. While the first half of the book centers on the Harvard University campus and focuses on college life, the second half centers on the business end of thefacebook and Zuckerberg’s accidenta, to Silicon Valley. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women.

Also, I never quite understood what his role in the company was. It may be understandable that when writing a biography about such a subject that the main character may not be available. Jan 12, Trey Felts rated it really liked it. If you ever wondered if sex makes the world go round, look no further than this book. Although there were many quirky or interesting characters in this novel, Mark Zuckerberg is my overall favorite character. I gave the book a rating of 4, because I really enjoyed seeing the backstory of how Facebook came to be.

What followed—a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers—makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Buy ‘The Accidental Billionaires: To sum it up, this book leaves a bad taste in my mouthone that makes me want to delete my Facebook account. I found it difficult to care about Eduardo Saverin.


The other flaw is its style and use of stereotypes. After Zuckerberg and Saverin settled their lawsuit, Saverin broke off contact with the author. The author, Ben Mezrich, is to be commended for his objectivity.

After all, he not only had unique ideas, he could do the programming himself, something many others could not do. I was interested to see I wasn’t the only reader annoyed by this.

Unfortunately, we all know that is not true–witness Tiger Woods. Author is clearly fascinated by the social whirlwind surrounding Harvard “finals clubs”, relevance of which is minimal to the main story. He remains dutifully even-handed from the first to the last page. It’s clunky, awkward, and uses sex in all the wrong places.

The author himself has noted mfzrich that he was making do with limited sources, but that the point of the book was not to be history but rather a commentary on the values of current culture. Mezrich has authored sixteen books, with a combined printing of over four million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: I knew that it could not be taken as documentary in any way, shape, or form, and that Mark Zuckerberg had nothing to do with it.

It’s nothing to do with Mezrich’s skill as a writer. Although Sean Parker did his best to try and exclude Eduardo from the business, Eduardo seemed like he was not putting the most he could into the company.

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This time was no different. At times, it was boring and it lacked action. Here is one of the rare cases where I say the film “The Social Contract” is better than the book. As Oregon accidenyal out her wide flat agricultural expanses between peaks, I learned about the secret societies and social orders of Harvard Yard. The interplay between the principals in the birth and mmezrich of Facebook is also entertaining, sort of like watching reality show idiots squabble over various issues – except of course in this case billions of dollars are at stake.

Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: Now a year later, I have to say that the terrible book was turned into a terrific movie. Read it Forward Read it first. I read it in two evenings and simply couldn’t put it down the second night the first night I had to force myself to stop reading so that I’d be prepared for work the next day.


The media, journalists, papparazzi, editors all feel that they are entitled to make bucks off these people gillionaires need to have good sources of information and mszrich hate those that just want to live a private life. They biloionaires a noteworthy piece of work that tells a good story although, again, and it must be emphasized, not the factual record of the creation of Facebook ; Mezrich wrote I refuse to say created a third-rate mess that is neither non-fiction, nor investigative journalism, nor historical fiction, nor good, creative fiction loosely suggested by real persons and occurrences.

Wait, you’re saying to yourself, didn’t I see a movie about this a few years ago? Saverin, having graduated from Harvard, continues bne feel sidelined by Parker, who he feels is not the best influence on Zuckerberg and is replacing him in importance to the advancement of thefacebook.

They were only college kids after all, but somehow one hopes that those with exquisite gifts also have exquisite sense. The Accidental Billionaires Cover of the first edition. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends—outsiders at billionaiges school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies.

Assuming that people reading about the founding of Facebook are looking for a cheap romance novel? Now let us assign a grade because one has written such a book. A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian Oligarchs.

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Since the book was published in earlywe don’t know yet the final outcome of Saverin’s litigation against Here is one of the rare cases where I say the film “The Social Contract” is better than the book. His writing style is incredibly immature. Somehow, though, the stupid facebook book managed to suck us all in and provided a fasci We listened to this audio book as a family on a drive from Olympia to San Francisco Spring Break Whoo!

In my opinion, Facebook is the tool billionairea use nowadays for both personal and business activities.